Louisiana-Monroe @ Lamar
Current Records: Louisiana-Monroe 7-4; Lamar 2-10
What to Know
After three games on the road, the Lamar Cardinals are heading back home. They and the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks will compete for holiday cheer at 8 p.m. ET on Monday at Montagne Center. The Warhawks will be strutting in after a win while Lamar will be stumbling in from a loss.
It was close but no cigar for the Cardinals as they fell 57-53 to the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders this past Saturday.
Meanwhile, Louisiana-Monroe was able to grind out a solid victory over the Southern Miss Golden Eagles this past Saturday, winning 74-65.
Lamar is expected to lose this next one by 5.5. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn’t have high expectations for them since the team is 3-6 ATS when expected to lose.
Lamar is now 2-10 while Louisiana-Monroe sits at 7-4. A pair of offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Cardinals are stumbling into the contest with the 17th fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 62.2 on average. The Warhawks’ offense has more to brag about, as they they enter the matchup with a 49.30% field goal percentage, good for 15th best in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Montagne Center — Beaumont, Texas
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Warhawks are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Cardinals, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Warhawks as a 2-point favorite.
Lamar won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Dec 09, 2020 – Lamar 63 vs. Louisiana-Monroe 60